Period
to 20 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for WebSphere skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WebSphere over the 6 months to 20 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

IBM WebSphere
UK > England
6 months to
20 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 551 349 456
Rank change year-on-year -202 +107 -118
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 188 147 356
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.28% 0.54% 0.46%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.17% 3.69% 3.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 73 168
10th Percentile £463 £350 £400
25th Percentile £512 £400 £417
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £450 £488
Median % change year-on-year +22.22% -7.69% -2.50%
75th Percentile £625 £514 £564
90th Percentile £650 £591 £679
UK median daily rate £550 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +22.22% -5.26% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £57.17 -
UK median hourly rate - £57.17 -

WebSphere is in the Application Platforms category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 8,673 3,979 11,570
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.85% 14.69% 15.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,032 2,719 7,712
10th Percentile £303 £300 £263
25th Percentile £406 £379 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £463
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% -
75th Percentile £600 £563 £556
90th Percentile £688 £668 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 111 239
10th Percentile £14.25 £12.63 £10.60
25th Percentile £16.24 £15.75 £13.57
Median hourly rate £23.14 £22.38 £19.97
Median % change year-on-year +3.40% +12.10% -0.18%
75th Percentile £51.00 £36.25 £35.38
90th Percentile £65.50 £57.17 £50.65
UK median hourly rate £24.18 £22.44 £20.96
% change year-on-year +7.75% +7.09% +4.78%

WebSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing WebSphere as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for WebSphere in England

WebSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing WebSphere in England.

Daily rate trend for WebSphere in England

WebSphere
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing WebSphere in England over the 6 months to 20 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for WebSphere in England

WebSphere
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing WebSphere in England.

Hourly rate trend for WebSphere in England

WebSphere
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebSphere within the England region over the 6 months to 20 October 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -162 113 £575 +27.78% 20
North of England -80 24 £500 +37.93% 4
North West -54 19 £500 +38.89%
South East -110 17 £600 +31.19% 3
Midlands -75 13 £545 +55.71% 2
East Midlands -27 11 £540 - 1
East of England -48 6 - - 5
Yorkshire -45 5 £500 - 4
West Midlands -63 2 £550 +91.30% 1
WebSphere
UK

For the 6 months to 20 October 2021, IT contractor jobs citing WebSphere also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for WebSphere.

1 103 (54.79%) Java
2 81 (43.09%) Linux
2 81 (43.09%) IBM
3 60 (31.91%) Agile Software Development
4 59 (31.38%) SQL
4 59 (31.38%) Oracle
5 55 (29.26%) WebSphere MQ
6 46 (24.47%) Banking
7 45 (23.94%) Finance
7 45 (23.94%) Windows
8 44 (23.40%) Unix
8 44 (23.40%) Tomcat
9 39 (20.74%) Python
10 38 (20.21%) Jenkins
11 36 (19.15%) Social Skills
12 35 (18.62%) Middleware
13 34 (18.09%) Apache
14 32 (17.02%) Microservices
15 31 (16.49%) Puppet
16 30 (15.96%) DevOps
16 30 (15.96%) WebSphere Application Server
17 28 (14.89%) Ansible
18 27 (14.36%) DB2
18 27 (14.36%) Firewall
18 27 (14.36%) Spring
19 26 (13.83%) Scrum
19 26 (13.83%) Test Automation
20 25 (13.30%) GitHub
20 25 (13.30%) Maven
20 25 (13.30%) Software Engineering

WebSphere
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 44 (23.40%) Tomcat
2 34 (18.09%) Apache
3 30 (15.96%) WebSphere Application Server
4 23 (12.23%) WebLogic
5 16 (8.51%) IIS
5 16 (8.51%) JBoss
6 14 (7.45%) Confluence
7 11 (5.85%) Apache Solr
8 10 (5.32%) FileNet
9 8 (4.26%) IBM Domino
9 8 (4.26%) Jetty
10 7 (3.72%) Cloud Foundry
10 7 (3.72%) WebSphere Portal
11 5 (2.66%) Liferay
11 5 (2.66%) NetWeaver
12 4 (2.13%) IBM HTTP Server
12 4 (2.13%) SharePoint
13 3 (1.60%) CICS
13 3 (1.60%) MQSeries
14 2 (1.06%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (2.13%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.53%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.53%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 8 (4.26%) Magento
2 2 (1.06%) SAP Hybris
2 2 (1.06%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 25 (13.30%) GitHub
2 23 (12.23%) AWS
3 15 (7.98%) Azure
3 15 (7.98%) GCP
4 12 (6.38%) IaaS
4 12 (6.38%) PaaS
5 11 (5.85%) OpenShift
6 10 (5.32%) SaaS
7 7 (3.72%) Microsoft 365
8 5 (2.66%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (2.66%) Azure Cosmos DB
8 5 (2.66%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 4 (2.13%) Kong
10 3 (1.60%) Boomi
11 2 (1.06%) Attraqt
11 2 (1.06%) CloudTest
11 2 (1.06%) Google App Engine
11 2 (1.06%) IBM Cloud
11 2 (1.06%) SpeedCurve
12 1 (0.53%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 27 (14.36%) Firewall
2 21 (11.17%) WAN
3 20 (10.64%) SSL
4 16 (8.51%) LAN
5 15 (7.98%) DNS
5 15 (7.98%) HTTP
6 12 (6.38%) TCP/IP
7 11 (5.85%) DHCP
8 10 (5.32%) iSCSI
9 9 (4.79%) FTP
9 9 (4.79%) VPN
9 9 (4.79%) Wireless
10 7 (3.72%) Cisco Nexus
10 7 (3.72%) FCoE
10 7 (3.72%) Fibre Channel
10 7 (3.72%) Multicast
10 7 (3.72%) NAS
10 7 (3.72%) SAN
10 7 (3.72%) SSH
10 7 (3.72%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (14.36%) DB2
2 22 (11.70%) SQL Server
3 15 (7.98%) Apache Ignite
4 11 (5.85%) MySQL
5 9 (4.79%) MongoDB
6 8 (4.26%) NoSQL
7 7 (3.72%) DbVisualizer
8 6 (3.19%) Oracle Database
9 5 (2.66%) Azure SQL Database
9 5 (2.66%) SAP HANA
10 4 (2.13%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (1.60%) Relational Database
12 2 (1.06%) Hadoop
12 2 (1.06%) HBase
12 2 (1.06%) RDBMS
12 2 (1.06%) Redis
13 1 (0.53%) Apache Cassandra
13 1 (0.53%) BusinessObjects
13 1 (0.53%) DataStage
13 1 (0.53%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 38 (20.21%) Jenkins
2 25 (13.30%) Maven
2 25 (13.30%) Sonatype Nexus
3 19 (10.11%) Git (software)
4 18 (9.57%) JIRA
5 16 (8.51%) IBM UrbanCode
5 16 (8.51%) JUnit
6 11 (5.85%) Selenium
7 9 (4.79%) Cucumber
8 7 (3.72%) Mockito
8 7 (3.72%) Postman
9 4 (2.13%) Bitbucket Server
9 4 (2.13%) Gradle
9 4 (2.13%) JMeter
9 4 (2.13%) REST Assured
9 4 (2.13%) SonarQube
10 3 (1.60%) Jasmine
10 3 (1.60%) Karma Test Runner
10 3 (1.60%) LoadRunner
10 3 (1.60%) NeoLoad
General
1 46 (24.47%) Banking
2 45 (23.94%) Finance
3 36 (19.15%) Social Skills
4 23 (12.23%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (9.57%) Retail
6 12 (6.38%) Investment Banking
7 7 (3.72%) Financial Institution
8 6 (3.19%) Public Sector
9 5 (2.66%) Back Office
10 4 (2.13%) Documentation Skills
11 2 (1.06%) Presentation Skills
11 2 (1.06%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.53%) Marketing
12 1 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.53%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 55 (29.26%) Developer
2 38 (20.21%) Java Developer
3 32 (17.02%) Architect
4 18 (9.57%) Infrastructure Architect
5 15 (7.98%) Python Developer
5 15 (7.98%) Solutions Architect
6 14 (7.45%) C++ Developer
7 12 (6.38%) Analyst
7 12 (6.38%) DevOps Engineer
8 11 (5.85%) C++/Java Developer
8 11 (5.85%) Investment Banking C++ Developer
9 9 (4.79%) Administrator
9 9 (4.79%) Technical Leader
9 9 (4.79%) WebSphere Developer
10 8 (4.26%) Investment Banking Java Developer
10 8 (4.26%) Tester
10 8 (4.26%) WebSphere Specialist
11 7 (3.72%) Applications Specialist
11 7 (3.72%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
12 6 (3.19%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (29.26%) WebSphere MQ
2 35 (18.62%) Middleware
3 27 (14.36%) Spring
4 24 (12.77%) J2EE
4 24 (12.77%) XML
5 22 (11.70%) HTML
6 18 (9.57%) .NET
6 18 (9.57%) REST
7 17 (9.04%) SOAP
8 16 (8.51%) RESTful
9 15 (7.98%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 15 (7.98%) Django
9 15 (7.98%) Hibernate
9 15 (7.98%) STL
9 15 (7.98%) Twisted
9 15 (7.98%) Web Services
9 15 (7.98%) ZeroMQ
10 14 (7.45%) JSON
11 12 (6.38%) Kafka
12 10 (5.32%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 12 (6.38%) Enterprise Software
3 11 (5.85%) Credit Derivative
3 11 (5.85%) Derivative
4 10 (5.32%) N-Tier
5 9 (4.79%) Clustering
5 9 (4.79%) Data Protection Act
6 8 (4.26%) Data Centre
6 8 (4.26%) Public Cloud
7 7 (3.72%) DataPower
8 6 (3.19%) Greenfield Project
8 6 (3.19%) Mobile App
8 6 (3.19%) Self-Motivation
8 6 (3.19%) User Experience
9 5 (2.66%) Cloud Native
9 5 (2.66%) PKI
10 4 (2.13%) Private Cloud
10 4 (2.13%) Wiki
11 3 (1.60%) CMDB
11 3 (1.60%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 81 (43.09%) Linux
2 45 (23.94%) Windows
3 44 (23.40%) Unix
4 10 (5.32%) AIX
5 9 (4.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (4.79%) Windows Server
6 8 (4.26%) zOS
7 7 (3.72%) Solaris
8 2 (1.06%) OS/400
8 2 (1.06%) Windows 2000
8 2 (1.06%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.53%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (31.91%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (17.02%) Microservices
3 30 (15.96%) DevOps
4 26 (13.83%) Scrum
4 26 (13.83%) Test Automation
5 25 (13.30%) Software Engineering
6 21 (11.17%) Continuous Integration
7 20 (10.64%) E-Commerce
7 20 (10.64%) Problem-Solving
8 19 (10.11%) ITIL
8 19 (10.11%) Multithreading
9 18 (9.57%) Build Automation
9 18 (9.57%) OO
9 18 (9.57%) SDLC
10 17 (9.04%) BDD
10 17 (9.04%) Configuration Management
10 17 (9.04%) TDD
11 16 (8.51%) Full Stack Development
12 15 (7.98%) Multithreaded Programming
12 15 (7.98%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 103 (54.79%) Java
2 59 (31.38%) SQL
3 39 (20.74%) Python
4 24 (12.77%) Shell Script
5 23 (12.23%) JavaScript
6 15 (7.98%) C++
6 15 (7.98%) PowerShell
7 13 (6.91%) Groovy
8 7 (3.72%) Java 8
9 4 (2.13%) Bash Shell
9 4 (2.13%) VBScript
10 3 (1.60%) Perl
11 2 (1.06%) Assembly Language
11 2 (1.06%) AWK
11 2 (1.06%) PHP
11 2 (1.06%) REXX
11 2 (1.06%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.53%) JCL
12 1 (0.53%) Jython
12 1 (0.53%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 17 (9.04%) Security Cleared
2 15 (7.98%) Degree
3 10 (5.32%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (1.60%) Master's Degree
5 3 (1.60%) RHCA
5 3 (1.60%) TOGAF Certification
6 1 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.53%) ISEB
6 1 (0.53%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.26%) GDPR
2 7 (3.72%) COBIT
3 5 (2.66%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.06%) SLA
5 1 (0.53%) Accessibility
5 1 (0.53%) QA
System Software
1 20 (10.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (9.04%) Docker
3 12 (6.38%) Active Directory
4 9 (4.79%) Xen
5 7 (3.72%) Hyper-V
5 7 (3.72%) KVM
5 7 (3.72%) NFS
5 7 (3.72%) SRDF
5 7 (3.72%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (3.72%) vSphere
6 5 (2.66%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (1.06%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (1.06%) RACF
8 1 (0.53%) ACF2
8 1 (0.53%) Job Entry Subsystem
8 1 (0.53%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.53%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 31 (16.49%) Puppet
2 28 (14.89%) Ansible
3 16 (8.51%) Kubernetes
4 15 (7.98%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (6.38%) Terraform
6 7 (3.72%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 5 (2.66%) Salt
7 5 (2.66%) Tivoli
8 4 (2.13%) CA Wily
8 4 (2.13%) Nagios
8 4 (2.13%) NetBackup
9 3 (1.60%) Grafana
9 3 (1.60%) WMI
10 2 (1.06%) Single Sign-On
11 1 (0.53%) OMEGAMON
11 1 (0.53%) Tivoli Monitoring
11 1 (0.53%) vRealize
11 1 (0.53%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
Vendors
1 81 (43.09%) IBM
2 59 (31.38%) Oracle
3 21 (11.17%) Microsoft
4 20 (10.64%) VMware
5 17 (9.04%) Cisco
5 17 (9.04%) MuleSoft
6 14 (7.45%) Citrix
6 14 (7.45%) Red Hat
7 12 (6.38%) Google
8 11 (5.85%) ServiceNow
9 10 (5.32%) NetApp
10 9 (4.79%) AppDynamics
11 8 (4.26%) SAP
11 8 (4.26%) Xerox
12 7 (3.72%) EMC
12 7 (3.72%) hybris
12 7 (3.72%) Software AG
13 6 (3.19%) Splunk
14 5 (2.66%) Atlassian
14 5 (2.66%) Dynatrace